Last Wednesday saw the launch of Cardiff Council’s Transport White Paper, a £2bn plan to completely transform the transport network in Cardiff and South East Wales.
Developed in consultation with over 5,000 residents, health and transport experts, the report lays out the council’s effort to tackle the climate emergency, reduce congestion and improve air quality within the region.
Nigel Roberts, Executive Chairman of Cardiff Parkway Developments, welcomed the proposals: “It is fantastic to see Cardiff Council taking important steps towards making public transport the transport of choice for people in Cardiff. As our lifestyles continue to change, it’s vital that we invest in new infrastructure to connect the region and help people move around more sustainably.”
The proposals introduce a range of plans to improve infrastructure across the city – including the development of Cardiff Parkway. Nigel continued: “Building a new mainline railway station in St Mellons will make a significant contribution to achieving the objectives within this report, providing much needed public transport infrastructure for the east of Cardiff.
“By accommodating more than 800,000 passenger trips a year, we aim to take traffic out of the city centre to and help the city meet its clean air targets. What’s more, the new station and wider Hendre Lakes development will help to improve travel within the local area through new walking, cycling and bus facilities – enabling more and more people in east Cardiff to get around without a car.”
For more information on our plans for transport at Cardiff Hendre Lakes, visit our Cardiff Parkway page.